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Children’s Yoga Teacher Training

Become a Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher. This is a 6-month, 200-hour foundational course. It is designed for you to teach children from ages 5-11. There are no prerequisites – this course is open to anyone.

Shanti Yoga™ has revolutionised the way the ancient science of yoga is taught to children. This refreshing, playful and unique, ground-breaking approach, opens up a world of peace, creativity, joy and discipline to children from all walks of life.

This foundational course is designed for you to teach children from ages 5-11 in blended class delivery, comprising face-to-face attendance over two weekends, in combination with self-paced learning at home, with the range of Shanti Yoga resources.

6 MONTHS, 2 INTENSIVE WEEKENDS

The course includes:-

  • 2 intensive weekends
  • Resource materials
  • 6 months’ home-study practicum
  • Optional assessment and certification

ENROL NOW!

Please be aware this course is NOT government accredited or CRICOS approved, so you will not be eligible for Austudy or a student visa.

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Start Dates, Timetables and Fees

Start Dates, Timetables and Fees

2017 Starting Dates:

You may choose one of two possible start dates in 2020:

  • 9, 10 May 2020
  • 17, 18 October 2020
Fees: The fee is $2,995 including all course materials and 2 residential weekends including overnight accommodation and meals.

Refresher/repeat students: 50%

See also Terms and Conditions for Short Course Enrolment

Who can enrol?

Who can enrol?

There are no pre-requisites.  Anyone can enrol in this course.

If you are a mum, teacher, childcare provider or someone who cares deeply about the wellbeing of the children in your life, and find yourself needing new ideas, inspiration and enthusiasm, we have good news for you. Research has proven that consistent yoga practice facilitates children in staying grounded and helps them navigate their way through daily stress.

Our location

Our location

yoga gold coastOur campus is located on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia, with proximity to shops, beaches, libraries and other facilities.

Read more about our location and facilites.

Course Details

Course Details

 

Qualification Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher
Delivery mode 1 weekend face-to-face tutorial and training workshop.

6 months practicum, which can be done from your own home-town.
1 revision weekend, about 6 months later, which is optional

Duration 6 months to 1 year
Weekend Dates 9, 10 May 2020 OR 17, 18 October 2020
(You may choose one of two weekends in 2020)
Hours 200
Awarded by Health Institute Australasia
Pre-requisites None
Fee Click here for Terms and Conditions for Short Course Enrolment
Entry requirements None

 

FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING – teach yoga to children

This 200-hour foundational course is designed for you to teach yoga to children from ages 5-11.

With this course, you will be inspired to be a more effective parent, teacher and role model.
You will learn:-
  • The fundamentals of the Shanti Yoga way of teaching and a whole new array of creative ways to connect with children.
  • How to get in touch with your own body’s love of movement, wisdom and creativity.
  • To experience new ways for you and your children to access inner happiness.
  • How to create, design and plan classes with passion and enthusiasm.
  • How to include all the components that make up a great children’s yoga class, including yoga postures, movements and exercises (asanas), yogic breathing (pranayama), meditation (antar mouna) and relaxation (nidra).
  • How to engage, inspire, teach and deliver children’s yoga classes that leave each and every child feeling happy, empowered and believing in themselves.

Shanti Yoga for children is a system of many different things to practice and ways to think and feel, which make the body and mind strong and healthy and help children to be happy, peaceful and full of good energy.

These practices, for physical, mental and emotional well-being include:-

  • Asanas (physical yoga exercises)
  • Pranayama (yogic breathing)
  • Concentration
  • Visualisation and Relaxation
  • together with art, dance, play, singing and chanting, poems and yoga stories.

This leads to improved:-

  • concentration
  • balance
  • co-ordination
  • body mechanics
  • trunk stability
  • postural stability
  • self esteem
  • self confidence
  • social interaction
  • health & wellbeing
  • relaxation
  • head control
  • fun

For more details on what is included in this course, see “Outline” below.

Purpose of this course

Purpose of this course

There is no greater joy or more rewarding career anywhere than being a teacher of yoga. This is especially true when the lives you are impacting are those of children. In our world today, we can make a significant difference in dramatically impacting violence, hatred, anger, poverty, aggressive behavior, depression, school drop-outs, alcohol and drug addiction, and all other undesirable behaviours and states of mind simply by teaching generations of children the life-impacting principles that will assist them to develop high self-esteem and design their lives with a positive expectation for the future. The Health Institute Australia’s Shanti Yoga for Children program is such a wonderful way to have a positive, peaceful, loving impact on our world, bringing Shantiji’s vision to life and for you to continue to spread the light. It teaches fitness, health and life skills through yoga.

The yoga-based education program benefits children, parents and teachers. It provides simple yoga practices designed for the classroom and is at three developmental levels and addresses multiple intelligences. It enhances health, concentration, relaxation and learning and is a wonderful tool for effective class management.

Outline

Outline

What is included in this foundational course?

This course follows the following pattern:

  1. Enrol for the Course
  2. Initial Training: Two day, weekend intensive. Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm
  3. A day at Shanti Yoga: Monday 9am-6pm
  4. Practicum 6 months (minimum)
  5. Revision Training/Second weekend workshop: Two days
  6. Assessment: The opportunity to complete assessment activities using role-play and simulations during the second weekend workshop.
  7. Certification

1. Enrol

You can enrol online.

2. TWO DAYS INITIAL TRAINING

The concept, philosophy, methods and training objectives of Shanti Yoga for Children is taught during your initial weekend intensive, consisting of 2 days of fun, laughter, love, learning and inspiration that will help you connect in new and exciting ways with the child within you. This weekend intensive is inclusive of:

  • Face-to-face training intensive, during Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm
  • Morning and afternoon tea. BYO lunch for Saturday and Sunday. Or delicious, healthy, vegetarian frozen lunchbox meals are available for purchase @12 each.
  • You will leave with tools, practices and fun techniques to begin using with children immediately. You will then serve your apprenticeship, with home study and practicum designed to be completed in 6-12 months.

The comprehensive training consists of:

  • Learn the fundamentals of the Shanti Yoga way of teaching and a whole new array of creative ways to connect with children.
  • Practicum consists of all the components (content, structure, activities  that underpin children’s Yoga) and the Shanti Yoga way of teaching and connecting with children
  • Get in touch with your own body’s love of movement, wisdom and creativity.
  • Experience new ways for you and your children to access inner happiness.
  • Be inspired to be a more effective parent, teacher and role model.
  • Learn how to create, design and plan classes with passion and enthusiasm.
  • Include all the components that make up a great children’s yoga class, including yoga postures, movements and exercises (asanas), yogic breathing (pranayama), meditation (antar mauna) and relaxation (nidra).
  • Engage, inspire, teach and deliver children’s yoga classes that leave each and every child feeling happy, empowered and believing in themselves.
  • Life changing experiences.

3. A DAY AT SHANTI YOGA

Attend a day at Shanti Yoga with pranayama, gentle yoga and mindfulness. After a short lunch break, there will be an open discussion. Monday 9am – 2pm.

In the afternoon, you will attend and observe a children’s yoga class, where you can experience the key concepts and practical project.

  • 2:00-4:00pm – Group planning
  • 4:00-4:45pm – Attend, observe and perhaps conduct a small segment within a children’s yoga class.
  • 5:00-6:00pm – Debrief and feedback.

You are encouraged to trial and practise your training in your own home.

4. Home-study practicum support

You will leave your initial training with tools, practices and fun techniques to begin using with children immediately. You will then serve your apprenticeship, with home study and practicum designed to be completed in 6-12 months.

If you live locally, you can have the privilege of teaching yoga to children at the Shanti Yoga Centre for a minimum of 10 weeks in a group and then 10 weeks solo will be available for eligible and promising trainees. Conditions apply.

If you are a correspondence student, you need to teach one class per week for a duration of 6 months free of charge, before your assessment and certification.

[fancy_header variation=”blue”] 5. Revision Training – Second Weekend Workshop [/fancy_header]

Upon completion of your home study practicum, you can:-

  1. Attend a second residential weekend of revision, culmination and integration
  2. Present a practicum workshop
  3. Be awarded your certification

– all at no extra cost.

6.  ASSESSMENT

The opportunity to complete assessment activities using role-play and simulations during the second non-residential weekend workshop.

7.  CERTIFICATION

Certification is optional, at no extra cost.

To achieve certification, you are required to:-

  • Pay for “Teach Yoga to Children” training course in full
  • Provide evidence of 6 months’ practicum teaching children in the appropriate age group
  • Answer a 50 question multiple choice test
  • Present a practicum workshop.

What you get

What you get

Inclusive in the fees for this course are the following:

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Shantiji has written some insightful, practical yogic material, helpful for children and their parents to start you on your way. Your resource materials package is included in your fees and includes:

• TEACHERS TRAINING HANDBOOK. COMPREHENSIVE YOGA CURRICULUM WITH LESSON PLANS
Yoga Education for Children: As a twig is shaped
198 page manual for teaching Shanti Yoga to children that contains resources, materials, tools and class templates that are professional, generous and immediately usable for you to start running a children’s yoga class and also for home study.

• TOOLS FOR TEACHERS
Yoga in a Box: Yoga Cards by Shanti Gowans
Additional resource materials to make your classes even more fun with an asana playground.
Hatha Yoga for Body, Mind and Spirit by Shanti Gowans
Our Shanti Yoga hatha book

• CHILDREN’S YOGA BOOK OF PRACTICES
The Childrens’ Book of Shanti Yoga™ by Shanti Gowans
85 page illustrated book to guide you with the physical practices of yoga for children.

• PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS
Intimacy, Love and Transformation
A highly acclaimed 352 page book entitled Intimacy, Love and Transformation by Shanti Gowans to help you use spiritual principles to guide your relationships and parenting.

• SELF ESTEEM DEVELOPMENT CD FOR CHILDREN
Meditation for Children
2 CD audio recordings made by Shanti Gowans to guide children learn many different ways to champion themselves, elevate their self-esteem and live their best lives.

• CHILDREN’S YOGA TO VERSE DVD
DVD with children’s yoga verses and their movements

• OPTIONAL EXTRA TEXT BOOK – not included in your fees
The Art of Teaching Yoga by Shanti Gowans  $79.95

Outcomes

Outcomes

Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Certificate

certificate courseHealth Institute Australasia will optionally provide you with assessment and a certificate at the completion of this course.

CERTIFICATION is optional, at no extra cost. To achieve certification, you are required to:-

  • Pay for ‘Teach Yoga to Children’ Training course in full
  • Provide evidence of 6 months practicum teaching children in the appropriate age group
  • Answer a 50 question multiple choice test
  • Present a practicum workshop.

This transformational training will:-

  • Enrich your life and the lives of the children you care about.
  • It will teach you to be a conscious guide and mentor.
  • It will equip you to teach yoga to children aged 5 to 11.

Attending our yoga classes for children

Attending our yoga classes for children

Attending HIA’s Yoga Classes for Children

As a course attendee, you are invited to be present and attend the Shanti children’s yoga program towards your practicum, with your own children, and have your children experience being at our Shanti Yoga Studio, exploring their world in yoga and engaging in fun learning activities. Conducted during Queensland school terms, please see our Shanti Yoga website timetable for when these classes are being conducted. Fees apply.

Classes in 2017

Children’s Yoga: Mondays 4-4.45pm – during school terms

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take the Teaching Yoga Program for Children?

Who should take the Teaching Yoga Program for Children?

Anyone interested in working with children. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, coaches and others who have the ability to impact the lives of children. We will guide you:-

  • to become a ‘super-parent’, with strong, confident and compassionate children
  • to discover fun ways to actively engage your child in meaningful play
  • to value your child’s unique personality and learning style
  • to help your kids be calmer, more focused and happier
  • in ways to nurture your child’s imagination and curiosity
  • inspire their love of books, story telling and language
  • in teaching your child social and emotional skills
  • in deepening your emotional connections
  • in creating authentic conversations.

What is the Certification title I will receive?

What is the Certification title I will receive?

Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher

Do I need to get certified if I am only interested in learning how to champion children to elevate their self-esteem?

Do I need to get certified if I am only interested in learning how to champion children to elevate their self-esteem?

No, the certification is optional. Many purchase the program just to learn how to support children to get healthier and develop stronger self-esteem. There is no additional cost for the certification, if desired.

How long does it take to complete the course?

How long does it take to complete the course?

Typically between 6 months and 1 year maximum.

What do I need to do to become certified?

What do I need to do to become certified?

To become certified you need to do the following:-

  1. Pay for ‘Teach Yoga to Children’ Training course in full
  2. Provide evidence of 6 months practicum teaching children in the appropriate age group
  3. Answer a 50-question multiple choice test
  4. Present a practical class of yoga for children.

What happens if I fail the test?

What happens if I fail the test?

Most people who take the test pass on their first try. You’ll have up to 6 chances to achieve a passing grade. There is a $250 exam fee for each submission after the first test submission which is free.

How will I receive my certification?

How will I receive my certification?

Will be issued online for you to print out and frame.

Is the certification accepted everywhere in the world?

Is the certification accepted everywhere in the world?

Yes, to the best of our knowledge.

Who issues the certification?

Who issues the certification?

Health Institute Australasia

What fees can I charge?

What fees can I charge?

You are free to establish your own fee schedule.

If I need assistance, can I get help?

If I need assistance, can I get help?

Yes, members of Health Institute Australia faculty are available by appointment to assist by phone. Fees apply.


Shanti Yoga™ has revolutionised the way the ancient science of yoga is taught to children. This refreshing, playful and unique, ground-breaking approach, opens up a world of peace, creativity, joy and discipline to children from all walks of life.

Yoga is a system of many different things to be practiced as well as ways to think and feel. It make the body and mind strong and healthy and helps children be happy, peaceful and full of good energy. The results: less stress, greater success, for all teachers, parents, child-focused professionals and students. We are privileged to be able to touch the lives of children, to make a difference to them, and help them make a difference.

Help children be happy and peaceful
The practice of yoga helps children be happy, peaceful and full of good energy.
Be inspired
Become inspired to be a more effective parent, teacher and role model.
Create classes with passion & enthusiasm
Learn to create, design and plan classes with passion and enthusiasm.
Boost self-esteem
Deliver children’s yoga classes that leave each and every child feeling happy, empowered and believing in themselves.

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About Shanti Gowans

Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community. Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television.

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